7 Simple Steps to Plan the Perfect Couple’s Cruise

Here are our 7 Simple Steps to Plan the Perfect Couple's Cruise. A getaway for just the two of you can be exactly what you need to rekindle the romance.

Cruises are great vacations for families and large groups. Modern ships offer plenty of different amenities and venues to suit everyone in your party. However, cruises are actually also great vacations for couples. We should know, as we have been cruising together for several years now! While we have traveled with family and friends, there is something to be said about planning a cruise vacation for just you and your significant other. And no, cruises are not just for honeymooners and retirees. So, whether you and your better half have never cruised before, or you have traveled before with kids, here are 7 simple steps to help you plan the perfect couple’s cruise.


7 Simple Steps to Plan the Perfect Couple’s Cruise

Cruise During Off-Season

Taking a special vacation for two probably means that you need a little break from kids. While some cruise lines tend to be more adult oriented, like Celebrity Cruises or Princess Cruises, the time of year that you sail will also be a key factor in how many families and children are onboard the ship. To limit the number of screaming children and worn-down parents, cruise during the off-season with like-minded adults looking for the same thing that you are–some peace and quiet. Cruising during off-season will also ensure fewer crowds.

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Find Your Perfect Match

Picking the perfect cruise line and ship is something that you and your partner should do together. Make sure that there are public spaces and activities that align to your individual preferences. If you are into adventure then ships like Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas or Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Bliss, even though they are family oriented, could be the perfect cruise. However, if you are into upscale dining, a resort style pool, or relaxing in the thermal suite, then perhaps a ship like Celebrity Edge or one of Viking Ocean’s cruise ships may be right for you. Research the various brands and ships to find one that is the right fit for both of you.

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Enjoy Adults Only Entertainment 

The kids are back at home, so it is time to let loose. You remember how, don’t you? This is your chance to act like a grown-up. Feel free to go to the dance club and get down to your favorite tunes until 1am. Or, grab the dice and play some craps in the casino until the wee hours of the night. Go see an “adult” comedy show or a Broadway production, or sip cognac while you enjoy a fine cigar. Perhaps, you’d rather just relax by the pool without a care in the world. This is your time to do whatever you want. You have earned it.

Schedule Some Time Together

This vacation is about the two of you, so be sure to set aside some time to rekindle the flame. Perhaps a couple’s massage in the ship’s spa can relieve some tension and bring you and your mate closer to one another. Or, maybe a romantic shore excursion like a sunset cruise or horseback riding could really set the mood. Book a dinner at a specialty restaurant or surprise your significant other with a bottle of champagne and roses. Whatever it is, make sure that there are some established activities that let you spend some quality time together during the trip.

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Throw Caution to the Wind

This is your couple’s cruise. No one is around to see you, especially your vigilant children. Now is the chance to throw caution to the wind and do something totally unfamiliar and uncharacteristic. Sign up for a dance class on the ship or brave the stage for some karaoke. How about an adventurous zip lining shore excursion? Perhaps you could learn to scuba dive or go swimming with dolphins and stingrays. This is your chance. Don’t worry if you are not 100% successful, we won’t tell.


Make Some New Friends

While you are cruising as a couple, that does not mean you can’t make a few new friends. Cruises are great for socializing and meeting others who share the same interests and hobbies. Whether you are cutting a rug in the nightclub, enjoying one another’s company at a bar or lounge, or partaking in other various activities offered on your cruise ship, feel free to strike up a conversation with your fellow travelers.

Viking Bar Cocktails on Viking Jupiter

Don’t Forget Those Back Home

Even though this trip is about the two of you, be sure to allocate time to connect with those back home. You can purchase an internet package to email the babysitter or check in on social media. If the WiFi is good enough, you can FaceTime with the family or at least make a phone call home while in a port of call. While away, also make sure to grab the little ones some unique souvenirs. These little gestures will make you feel less guilty for leaving them at home.


With these simple tips in mind, you can begin to plan the perfect couple’s cruise. Do you have some additional tips to share? Drop us an anchor below to share your experiences booking a cruise vacation for just the two of you.

Simple Steps to Plan the Perfect Couple's Cruise

Simple Steps to Plan the Perfect Couple's Cruise
7 Simple Steps to Plan the Perfect Couple's Cruise
Don Bucolo, or “DB”, loves everything about cruising- the ocean, the food, and the atmosphere. While he may be obsessed with doing extensive amounts of research on ships and all elements of a cruise, Don enjoys sharing his new found knowledge with fellow cruisers. When he is not sailing the high seas, he does whatever his wife tells him to do-it only took 10 years to realize this.
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